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Football: Old Malton St Mary's set pace at top of the league
3:11pm Wednesday 4th September 2013 in Sport
OLD Malton St Mary's are setting the pace at the top of the York Minster Engineering Football League premier division after a 4-0 success at Poppleton United. Dean Nuttall opened the scoring on 17 minutes to give the visitors a half-time lead and Tom Fenwick bagged a brace after the interval to make it 3-0.
Liam Preston added Saints’ fourth ten minutes from time.
Terrington Glory were one of four away sides in the top flight who prevented their hosts from scoring after hammering York St John University 6-0.
Johnny Brown and Alex Yates gave Glory a 2-0 lead at the break before substitute Tim Atkins helped himself to a second half hat-trick.
Matty Bower scored Terrington's sixth.
Riccall United and Wigginton Grasshoppers are hot on St Mary’s heels, with both sides maintaining their 100 per cent starts to the season.
Riccall scored an impressive 6-3 victory at home to Copmanthorpe.
Dave Heron, Gary Collier and Chris Coxon combined to give Riccall a 3-1 lead at the interval, with Coxon and Tom Littlewood (2) completing their tally in the second half.
Danny Leach bagged a double and Rich Holden the other in reply for Cop.
Wiggy saw off York RI courtesy of two goals from set pieces either side of the break, headers from Matthew Tiplady and David Hartas winning 'Hoppers the points.
Dunnington seemingly cannot buy a win at the moment and hosts Huntington Rovers showed no pity for the champions as they handed out a 5-1 thrashing.
Despite taking the lead early on, Dunnington were behind at the end of the first period thanks to a brace from the in-form Chris Dyson.
Jon James then added two more for the home side in the second half before Dyson completed his hat-trick in style.
Easingwold Town earned a much-needed win, defeating St Clement’s 5-2.
George Kirk gave the hosts the lead after only five minutes, but Saints turned the scoreline on its head by half-time to lead 2-1.
Steve Aconley hit a leveller shortly after the break and Kirk then fired his second to restore the Bull Hill side's lead.
Ben Stirk notched Easingwold's fourth before a St Clement's own goal finished off a bad day for the visitors.
Dave Watson and Mark Woodward hit the target for Dringhouses as they triumphed 2-0 at Aviva. Kirkbymoorside knocked Haxby United out of the Junior Cup, winning 3-1 despite trailing to a Paul Scaife goal at half-time.
The Reserve Cup saw a 12-goal thriller as Reserve C St Clement’s and top flight Old Malton locked horns in a 6-6 draw.
Mark Harrison got two for St Clement’s, with their other goals coming from Joseph Hamilton, Steve Mackley, Ricki Mizzi and Gavin Mercer.
St Clement’s went on to secure their place in the draw with a shock 4-2 victory on penalties.
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